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Thursday 05 April 2012

Campbell set for QPR return

QPR striker could face Manchester United on Sunday after making comeback from hamstring injury

DJ Campbell's first season for QPR has been disrupted by injury

Queens Park Rangers could be boosted by the return of striker DJ Campbell for the Barclays Premier League match against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Easter Sunday.

Injuries have restricted Campbell to just 10 League appearances since his move to Loftus Road from Blackpool last summer.

But the 30-year-old made his comeback from a hamstring injury for the reserves against West Ham on Tuesday and could return to the squad as QPR look to build on last weekend’s impressive victory over in-form Arsenal.

"I feel I can make an impact straight away"
- DJ Campbell

Mark Hughes’ side are just one place above the relegation zone, level on points with Blackburn and Wigan but with a superior goal difference, and Campbell is hoping to help steer the club to safety.

“It’s not quite worked out for me this season with injuries, but I scored a lot of goals last year, so why not?” said Campbell, whose last appearance was against Wigan on January 21st.

“It’s what I get paid to do and that’s what I hopefully can do when I come back.

“I feel I can make an impact straight away. I believe we can do it. If I can score the goals to help us do so, then my job’s done.”

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Key Points

  • DJ Campbell has been out for over two months
  • Made comeback for the reserves on Tuesday
  • Hopes his goals can help QPR avoid relegation